Living in an Age of Contagion

Bali Isolates Patient Suspected of Contracting MERS-CoV
The State News Agency Antara reports that a Bali resident has been hospitalized and isolated at Denpasar’s Sanglah General Hospital suspected to be suffering from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV). A 70-year-old woman, identified only by the initial “S,” was admitted to the hospital at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 23, 2014, and immediately placed in isolation.

The woman had returned to Bali from Saudi Arabia on October 19, 2014 after participating in a Haj pilgrimage that started on September 9. 2014. The woman was suffering from a cough for four weeks prior to her hospitalization. Her condition worsened a week ago when breathing became labored.

When the woman arrived at the hospital she was initially treated in Sanglah’s Emergency Room and quickly transferred to the isolation unit when her symptoms and travel history were taken into account. Tests confirming a MERS-CoV infection are still indeterminate.

source : bali discovery tours

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